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Re: Are we elitists?

I would think that most browse titles of threads that interest them, not all of them. Some read, some reply. Is it elitist to not read every single Intro post? I don't think so.

Would a new poster assume that everyone read their post and decided not to welcome them? That's narcissistic.

Come to think of it, would you walk into a bar and expect all the customers to welcome you? We don't work here.
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Re: Are we elitists?

+10 on staying away from non sailing issues. My wife always told me...stay away from politics,religion and BJs while having sociable conversations. teflon advice!

Pretty wild seeing +1000 posters, yet 5000+ posters. I would expect that there are many answers here...OBTW....meaning of everything=42. Which is the name of a boat that I did not run into, mine is called "hallucinations".

I have no issue at all with someone saying "RTFM page 5!". I'm happy, I'll look at page 4 and 6 while I'm there.

Look forward to not running into anyone in the chesapeake/BVI/etc. but would enjoy chatting.

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Re: Are we elitists?

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I am brand new to SailNet When I introduced myself I had several people immediately respond with a welcome message. I haven't found this to be an unfriendly place at all. Did their introductory post get lost somehow?
Because you first name is Beth, that is why.
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Re: Are we elitists?

Get a hevier boat...


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I can't speak for others here, but my post count may be higher, and my post frequency increases at this time of year, precisely because Cruiser2B is exactly right:
I am not out sailing.
But he is not right for the reason he may think.
I'm not sailing because I can't.
Here's a hint- the water is simply too hard to float a boat.


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Re: Are we elitists?

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get a hevier boat...
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Re: Are we elitists?

I think the 'introduce yourself' forum is just that, a place to make yourself known to the members, and a well written one can let us know what your circumstance is (old timer/new sailor/wannabe/curious/ etc) what boat you own if you do, just some general info so that when you do ask a question elsewhere, there's somewhere to go to get an idea of where you're coming from as a new member.

If someone answers such a post with a 'who cares?' (note - never happened as far as I know) well THAT would be unfriendly.
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Re: Are we elitists?

I think the respondent was being overly sensitive. I said it so the administrators don't have to.
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Re: Are we elitists?

I'm elitist and dislike anything new. If you aren't still in the womb, haven't circumnavigated in a canoe you built yourself, equipped only with granite counters and the guns you manage to conceal about your person, then you aren't worthy of a response.

Or something like that anyway
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Re: Are we elitists?

They should have seen this forum before the exorcism, this is the kinder, gentler Sailnet, altho it does hurt my feelings when you elitists ignore me.
Those with the highest post count should be on the new "Welcome Wagon".
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They should have seen this forum before the exorcism, this is the kinder, gentler Sailnet, altho it does hurt my feelings when you elitists ignore me.
Excorcism. Heh-heh.
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